Johnson exhibit features exiled Burmese photographer

Photo by Min Ma Naing, February 2021

Faces of Change: Portraits of Myanmar’s Democratic Awakening,” an exhibit at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell, features the work of Min Ma Naing, a visiting scholar at Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program. Ithaca City of Asylum has helped Min Ma since she arrived in Ithaca after fleeing Myanmar in June.

The exhibit includes photos and the personal statements of activists and others resisting the military dictatorship in Myanmar, along with other elements. A military coup in February 2021 removed a democratically elected government after six years of rule. You can read Min Ma’s artist’s statement here. The exhibit, in the first floor Bowers Gallery, closes on September 19.

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